Thank you for visiting the SSAIC media room!
Please contact Megan Evans, our Manager of Communications and Development, for information on any of the following; if what you need isn’t listed here, give us a shout anyway and we’ll see how we can help.
We are happy to accommodate interview or general knowledge requests for any of the following, and more:
- Short and long term mental health impacts on victims and survivors of sexual violence
- Systemic changes required/underway for law enforcement and judicial reform
- Sexual violence in general, and the specific ways that this violence affects different demographics
- Saskatchewan’s sexual violence action plan
- Overview of sexual violence service provision (and gaps) in the province of Saskatchewan
- Local context for national and international stories on sexual abuse, assault, and harassment
- Questions you may have to make you a stronger reporter on this subject matter (there are no dumb questions!)
We can facilitate an in-service for your newsroom on:
- Myths, stereotypes, and other pitfalls prevalent in reporting on sexual abuse/harassment/assault
- Best practices in reporting on sexual violence
- How to work with your local sexual assault centre for interview access to victims of sexual violence
- Why we believe good journalism is integral to shifting the social culture and norms related to sexual violence
- Answering any questions you may have with the goal of making you/your newsroom a stronger reporter on this subject matter
Our policies dictate that we cannot comment on:
- Confirming if someone is/was an SSAIC client
- Cases before the court
- Saskatoon Police Service/RCMP matters that have yet to be resolved internally
SSAIC would like to thank the fantastic people over at Femifesto for their thorough work on this media resource: Use the Right Words
We recognize that the document is very long, but we would appreciate you having a read and discussing the contents in your news room.
The document uses language like “you should”, which may be perceived as lecturing or blaming; this is not the message we wish to convey since it is not reflective of our approach to community partnerships. At SSAIC we believe that everyone is interested in treating sexual assault survivors with dignity, and we hope that this guide will provide you with professional development training in order to do this to the best of your ability.
- Download Femifesto’s UseTheRightWords document, a thorough guide for writing and reporting on sexual assault, including tips for interviewing survivors.